The Highs & Lows of Pilot Season

Feb 07, 2019 15:26

Pilot Season 2019 Actors Hot List: Carrie Coon, Malin Akerman, Lizzy Caplan & Santiago Cabrera Among Top Choices
- Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) February 5, 2019
  • It's that time of pilot season, when pilots that have been picked up have to cast the actors who will be in those pilots.
  • Some of the actors in high demand this pilot season are Lizzy Caplan, Carrie Coon, Santiago Cabrera, Malin Akerman, Morena Baccarin, Deborah Ann Woll, Matthew Fox and Jimmy Smits.
  • Some of the actors who have received early offers include David Duchovny, Uzo Aduba, Allison Tolman, Rose Byrne, Garrett Hedlund, Lucy Liu and Topher Grace.
  • Keri Russell, Tatiana Maslany, Zooey Deschanel and Ellie Kemper are all being courted to return to TV after long series runs.
  • Some of the long-shot movie stars that TV is currently going after: Rachel McAdams, Henry Golding, Anne Hathaway, Rooney Mara and Michael Keaton.

Pilot season isn't all fun and games, though. Mary Lynn Rajskub (24, Always Sunny) tweeted this:

Today I will spend half the day driving to a pilot audition for a part I won’t get. I just whisper to myself ‘This is a life of privilege, this is a life of privilege..THIS IS A LiFE OF PRIVILEGE’
- Mary Lynn Rajskub (@MaryLynnRajskub) February 7, 2019

To which Angela Kinsey (The Office) responded:

Just had casting tell me they were “going younger” for the role I was going in for so yeah... Yay for pilot season! 💃
- Angela Kinsey (@AngelaKinsey) February 7, 2019

To which Felicia Day (The Guild) responded:

I had the BEST one last week too! We were all sitting in the waiting room listening while the casting associate told an agent on the phone (about the role we were reading for) "Oh no, she's WAY too cute for this one." The "uglies" were in da haus!
- Felicia Day (@feliciaday) February 7, 2019

But Amber Riley (Glee) has a positive outlook:

How’s my actor fam doing during this pilot season?!? Just keep swimming you guys, you’ll make it upstream!
- Amber Patrice Riley (@MsAmberPRiley) February 5, 2019

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